Universal free and healthy lunch will eliminate the poverty stigma, helping kids to opt for the school lunch rather than foregoing the meal entirely or eating processed unhealthy snack foods as they do now.
Thank goodness somebody realized how backwards it was to serve such unappealing, nutritionally lacking lunches. In the past decade, enormous changes have been made nationwide in the ways learning institutions feed our offspring.
School leaders play an enormous role in establishing a culture and climate of respect, but every adult in the building is part of establishing and maintaining that culture. And kids reflect the adult culture.
Not long ago I was in DeLisle Elementary School in Pass Christian, Miss., and met the person in charge of the cafeteria as she was setting out food fo...
Paul Ryan's politics dictate that those who are down on their luck -- even children -- are soulless, not the Wall Street bankers who continue to crush the American middle class, necessitating such assistance in the first place.
Last year 47 million hungry Americans lost food stamp benefits, and Congress may be bringing more cuts to the table. Needy families are placed in the awful situation of having to choose between heat or food.
Schools across the country have been working hard to implement updated nutrition guidelines for school meals. There are challenges, but schools' efforts are paying off. If you don't think school meals can be healthy and appealing, take a look at these school lunches.
Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston is introducing a new program for Georgia schools, It's Not Just Lunch. If you want that peanut butter and jelly sandwich all you have to do is mop the floor of your Social Studies class. It's like detention, only with rewards.
Whatever your memories of high school, your lunches may stick out like a sore thumb.
Like trend-conscious restaurateurs, school nutrition professionals know that their customers want the same things they see on TV food shows with celebrity chefs.
It is hard enough to fathom any child going hungry. But, there is NO excuse for that to be the case in the United States of America, especially while all the people in Congress and their legions of sycophants get paid in full.
Packing lunches and going over menus is a great way to make small changes in the way your kids eat. You can also go a step farther and help change school cafeteria menus. Most schools lack the funds to makeover their kitchens, but parents can help. How can you make a difference?
I want my children to experience all that they can in order to prepare and educate them for the best decisions they can make as they grow. And, I want them to do so in the most truthful and upstanding way possible.
How exactly do you pack a quesadilla in a lunchbox?
Back to school!
With harvest season and back-to-school just around the corner, August is the perfect time for parents to think about ways to make this the healthiest school year yet.